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  • GNOME 3.30 Mutter Relieves Wayland Code From Depending Upon X11/XWayland

    Phoronix: GNOME 3.30 Mutter Relieves Wayland Code From Depending Upon X11/XWayland

    While GNOME's Wayland support has been in great shape with the Mutter compositor, it has depended upon X11/XWayland code even when starting with pure Wayland support. That's now changing and there is also now the optional "--no-x11" flag for starting the compositor without X11 support...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ter-X11-Relief

  • #2
    This kind of kills the arguement that wayland compositors have to do SSD for X11. Yes we are going to have wayland compositors that don't support X11 at all.

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    • #3
      This is great!

      Recently Electron 2.0 got released with GTK3 support, however Wayland is not yet supported.
      Electron is what powers Atom, Skype, Spotify, Visual Studio Code, SQL Operations Studio, etc.

      Firefox, GIMP, and Chromium does not yet support Wayland either.

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      • #4
        Waiting for a complete independence day.

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        • #5
          waiting for the complete independence day of wayland.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by uid313 View Post
            This is great!

            Recently Electron 2.0 got released with GTK3 support, however Wayland is not yet supported.
            Electron is what powers Atom, Skype, Spotify, Visual Studio Code, SQL Operations Studio, etc.

            Firefox, GIMP, and Chromium does not yet support Wayland either.
            Firefox now have wayland support. It works out of the box on fedora. My only problem with it is the high dpi scaling is bugging with wayland, with Xwayland scaling works. Without scaling it works in pure wayland mode.
            Last edited by Akka; 07-08-2018, 07:15 AM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Akka View Post

              Firefox now have wayland support. It works out of the box on fedora.
              Well, yes but no. Fedora Firefox is special case. There's still a lot of work until mainline Firefox will have Wayland support. There isn't even a release target yet.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Brisse View Post

                Well, yes but no. Fedora Firefox is special case. There's still a lot of work until mainline Firefox will have Wayland support. There isn't even a release target yet.
                AFAIK most of the code got merged into the 62 branch and the fedora version just backports everything related from nightly. So if everything runs fine, 63-64 could be ready for prime time, maybe minus things like screen sharing.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                  This is great!

                  Recently Electron 2.0 got released with GTK3 support, however Wayland is not yet supported.
                  Electron is what powers Atom, Skype, Spotify, Visual Studio Code, SQL Operations Studio, etc.

                  Firefox, GIMP, and Chromium does not yet support Wayland either.
                  http://events17.linuxfoundation.org/...ndChromium.pdf

                  The reality is in development branches of Firefox, Gimp and Chromium there is functional Wayland support with a few bugs to sort out. So its more of a question when will wayland of those be production releases.

                  Yes at the moment --no-x11 built into compositor is not an option. Some point in future it could down right be. Libreoffice short time after getting GTK3 support was able to-do wayland support.

                  The question here how many of those items that use Electron would be ported if Electron does port.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                    This is great!

                    Recently Electron 2.0 got released with GTK3 support, however Wayland is not yet supported.
                    Electron is what powers Atom, Skype, Spotify, Visual Studio Code, SQL Operations Studio, etc.

                    Firefox, GIMP, and Chromium does not yet support Wayland either.
                    Firefox and Fedora have Wayland support, so please don't spread misinformation.

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